Richard Sherman: Idea to ban n-word ‘almost racist’


Outspoken Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman thinks the idea of banning the n-word from being used in the NFL isn’t the greatest of ideas.

“It’s an atrocious idea,” Sherman told’s Peter King. “It’s almost racist, to me. It’s weird they’re targeting one specific word. Why wouldn’t all curse words be banned then?”

Sherman does make a point. It would target only black players and their use of the word, and we’re damn sure Riley Cooper isn’t throwing that word around anymore.

“It’s in the locker room and on the field at all times,” Sherman added. “I hear it almost every series out there on the field.”

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